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Intel Core i5-12600K

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i5-12600K can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the Intel Core i5-12600K Good for Gaming?

This is relatively new CPU that contains 10 Cores and 16 Threads. The Intel Core i5-12600K also has reasonable threaded performance that will serve well in games. Paired with a good videocard, is this CPU Good for Gaming? Yes, this would be a suitable CPU for gaming. [More ...]

Intel Core i5-12600K

Description: Intel UHD Graphics 770

Class: Desktop

Socket: FCLGA1700

Total Cores: 10 Cores, 16 Threads

Performance Cores: 6 Cores, 12 Threads, 3.7 GHz Base, 4.9 GHz Turbo

Efficient Cores: 4 Cores, 4 Threads, 2.8 GHz Base, 3.6 GHz Turbo

Typical TDP: 150 W

TDP Down: 125 W

Cache per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 6 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 6 x 48 KB
L2 Cache: 6 x 1280 KB
L3 Cache: 20 MB

Cache per Eff. CPU Package:
Eff. L1 Instruction Cache: 4 x 64 KB
Eff. L1 Data Cache: 4 x 32 KB
Eff. L2 Cache: 1 x 2048 KB

Memory Support: Max. Memory Size: 128 GB (Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s, Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s, ECC Supported)

Other names: 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-12600K, 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12600K

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q4 2021

CPUmark/$Price: 138.74

Overall Rank: 321

Last Price Change: $199.99 USD (2023-05-24)

Average CPU Mark
rating
27747

Single Thread Rating: 3954
Samples: 3551*
*Margin for error: Low

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i5-12600K

Integer Math87,881 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math67,529 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers93 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting35,857 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption18,574 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression345,642 KBytes/Sec
Physics1,525 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions22,026 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread3,954 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 12th of April 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i5-12600K

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 9th of April 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 9th of April 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

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Pricing History


Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i5-12600K
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2074235 - Apr 10 2024
27758
BL2073889 - Apr 09 2024
28172
BL2073712 - Apr 09 2024
28267
BL2073195 - Apr 08 2024
27782
BL2072993 - Apr 08 2024
25778
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i5-12600K
As of 12th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i5-12600K
27,747
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X vs Intel Core i5-12600K
28,580 (+3.0%)
Intel Core i5-12600KF vs Intel Core i5-12600K
27,427 (-1.2%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X vs Intel Core i5-12600K
26,709 (-3.7%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Intel Core i5-12600K
21,912 (-21.0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 7600 vs Intel Core i5-12600K
27,252 (-1.8%)
Intel Core i5-13500 vs Intel Core i5-12600K
32,029 (+15.4%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X vs Intel Core i5-12600K
27,916 (+0.6%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G vs Intel Core i5-12600K
24,602 (-11.3%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 vs Intel Core i5-12600K
21,568 (-22.3%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Intel Core i5-12600K
28,302 (+2.0%)
Intel Core i5-13400 vs Intel Core i5-12600K
24,937 (-10.1%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X vs Intel Core i5-12600K
23,174 (-16.5%)

Is the Intel Core i5-12600K Good for Gaming?
As of 12th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,906
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,257
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,072
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,572
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,405
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,184
Intel Core i9-14900KF
7,991
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,883
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,798
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7945WX
7,573
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,532
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,526
Intel Core i5-12600K
5,065